Our most notorious 3d trainer Epp model! The Crack Yak-55 was designed with Twisted Hobbys Team pilot Chris Jewett for the pilots wanting the most extreme flight characteristics in a profile EPP 3D model now with HD Landing gear included! This model is the pinnacle for newer pilots and 3d pilots wanting to excel in the hobby.
With the newest design concepts for EPP construction this bird was made to be built fast and out last the competition. Pre-hinged constructions along with new truss design makes the Edge one of the fastest EPP models in its class to built yet keeping the tail section rigid for precision flying.
Wingspan = 32"
Length = 31"
AUW = 7.2oz with LG (weight with 2s 25c 450mah)
Recommended Required Components:
2x 5g servos (rudder/elevator)
1x 9g servo (ailerons)
24-30g 50-120w Brushless Motor
2s 450-600mah lipo battery
8x4 or 9x4.7 prop
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a trusted friend recommended these as 'the best' 3d foamie out there- and I found out why- you couldnt make a much better flyin plane. these unconventional/no airfoil/exposed minimalist hardware planes fly incredible- can roll/loop inches off the ground with no worries, last hovering I'd done was with 60 size helis, but a couple flights with this thing its getting almost as easy already... rolls are straight as an arrow, no roll coupling with fast loops, can rudder only flat spin with little aileron interaction, and hover/land right at your feet... no worries if bouncing it (FoamTac adhesive is tough yet flexible)...im only flying 2s/450s wanting to try some bigger stuff...dont think it needs the speed of a 3s, but would love a battery that could fly all day LOL. currently we have 13 flyable planes, 3 in the works plus a few retired nitro planes and my old 60 size helis...this little plane my be my favorite, as i can fly it anywhere and flog the heck out of it with no worries...you'd be hard pressed to destroy one of these, yet it will do anything- well except 100mph speed runs :)
Very well engineered and very complete kit. Love it.
This is actually my second Crack Yak. First one did not disappoint! 6 years later the second one with HD landing gear has not either. Everything was nicely packed in the box and directions were straightforward. If you are wanting to freshen up on your 3D maneuvers and something small enough for those small yards, this is the plane to get.
I've always thought Twisted Hobbys models were a bit pricey for a foam profile model but another member of my RC club talked me into trying one. Wow! What a difference! I could not believe that the model needed almost no trimming to fly straight and level and was amazed at how precisely it flies! I was used to flying $25 foam 3 d models and they are a lot of fun and fly well, but these make you feel like a much better pilot! There is no comparison.
Got this for my first kit build, ever. It was relatively easy to build even for a noob and I learned a lot while doing so. I am absolutely hooked and can't wait for my next one. But most importantly it flies awesome! Took one or two flights to get CG and trim sorted out and then it just flies perfectly. Super easy to roll, hover and knife edge, even for me! It's also great in tight-spaces. I am very happy with this plane and I highly recommending it.
This is a great 3D trainer, as it is really responsive. Too much so for me at first (beginner) in the windy area that I live in, but once I added a gyro, it is a joy to fly. Has enough power with the power combo kit to fly in wind. Would suggest metal gear servos for gyro use. The foam is amazingly strong and one of the better foams I have come across. It has taken a beating, but with a little Beacon foam glue, comes back together and looks as good as new.
This bird is almost indestructable and gracefully endure all the various crashes frequently present while learning the hairy low altitude 3D stuff. It's easy to repair and doesn't have any structural problem areas.
Yes sir's had them all these guys know what they are doing. There is something in the foam that's like no other EPP model I've owned. Had the cheapo versions of this and they just aren't worth my time or flying. Will be back for more.